Static homepage not displaying as expected in 3.1-RC1
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I've noticed that if I set a static page as my homepage in 3.1-RC1, the page does not display as the site's front page. Instead the blog page is shown. If I revert to 3.03, the static homepage displays as expected.
I've tried this in two themes, including the copy of Twenty Ten bundled with 3.1-RC1, and the behaviour is identical in both.
There are a number of posts on the issue on the support forums here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/static-home-page-not-showing-31
The problem seems to be related to the permalink structure used. I've been doing some experimenting and this is the behaviour I've noticed so far:
If I use the default permalink structure (or any of the preset options), the problem disappears and the static homepage works as expected.
If I set a custom permalink structure with the format /%postname%/ or /%category%/%postname%/ the problem reappears.
If I set a custom permalink structure with the format /articles/%postname%/ the problem disappears.
It seems that including a static element in the custom permalink solves the problem, whatever it is.